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Rachel Yordán

My name is Rachel Yordán, and I'm a senior software engineer at Red Hat. I sometimes blog about technology from the perspective of a pragmatic developer, other times I blog about rainbows and unicorns. Also, I’ve been eating cheese since I grew my first baby tooth.

I was born in the beautiful Dominican Republic and live in the US. I studied Chemistry at the University of Miami, but decided to do what I had been doing for fun for most of my life — lounge around, eat cheese, and write code — instead. I have an innate curiosity and unquenchable thirst for learning about everything. I'm a dancer (ballet, jazz), speak Spanish fluently and am learning German for fun. Was geht ab?

JavaScript, Node.js, Angular 2, C/C++, Linux, Unix, Java, chemistry, dance (classical ballet, jazz, merengue, bachata, salsa), Jeep Wranglers, learning, outdoors, Western frontier & SciFi films, animals, cheese, documentaries, swinging from trees, climbing (trees, walls, everything), and breathing.

About Me

  • Gif Tutorial: Rachel eating cheese

    Make your own GIFs on macOS or OS X using Automator & Homebrew

    In this brief tutorial I’ll be teaching you how to make a service on macOS (or OS X) that allows you to quickly select multiple images and make them into a GIF file with a single click. There are many ways to generate your own animated GIFs, but I personally prefer to use a shell script and create my […]

  • GitHub Cards Example

    Using GitHub Projects and Cards for Project Management

    It’s a whole new GitHub universe with these simple project management-like features.. GitHub has released a set of features that I’ve found very helpful for making the development cycle easier and more efficient. My good friend @MarcSavy kindly sent me a link to this and pointed out the latest post on the GitHub Blog, which summarizes […]

  • Tove Lo Habits Music Video

    Tove Lo: Habits

    Tove Lo: Habits Video & Lyrics Uh-uh uh-uh uh-uh I eat my dinner in my bathtub Then I go to sex clubs Watching freaky people getting it on It doesn’t make me nervous If anything I’m restless Yeah I’ve been around and I’ve seen it all I get home, I got the munchies Binge on […]

  • The Chemical Brothers Wide Open Music Video

    The Chemical Brothers: Wide Open

    The Chemical Brothers: Wide Open I’m wide open But don’t I please you anymore? You’re slipping away from me You’re drifting away from me I’m wide open But don’t I please you anymore? You’re slipping away from me You’re slipping away from me Slow me down It’s getting away from me It’s getting away from […]

Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been.

— Albert Einstein
  • Willkommen!

    Hello, world! Welcome to my blog. This may or may not be what you’re looking for, but I’m glad you’re here. 🙂